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Roseville named a Tree City USA for 32nd consecutive year
Roseville was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 32nd consecutive year, in honor of our commitment to effective urban forest management.
Roseville also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement and higher level of tree care.
"Everyone benefits when communities like Roseville make smart investments in urban forests," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.
Roseville currently maintains more than 42,000 trees including almost 10,000 recently planted native oak trees. "The cost to replace Roseville's public trees would be more than $77 million," said Roseville Urban Forester Michael Neumann. "The value of the benefits of our urban forest is approximately $3.2 million annually which equates to $83 per tree or $29 per resident."
The urban forest benefits include carbon sequestration, air quality improvement (absorption of gaseous pollutants), energy savings, wildlife habitat, active and passive recreation, reduced storm water run-off, storm water interception, erosion control, and property value increase socioeconomic and environmental benefits.